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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    WEDNESDAY, June 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A paralyzed person who will be strapped into a robotic "suit" with artificial skin will take the first kick-off of the World Cup in Brazil when the tournament starts Thursday.

    Eight Brazilians who are paralyzed from...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Physical Medicine/rehabilitation:

    THURSDAY, June 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Walking the equivalent of an hour a day may help improve knee arthritis and prevent disability, new research suggests.

    Because of knee arthritis, many older adults find walking, climbing stairs or even getting up from a chair difficult. But thes...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Physical Therapy:

    WEDNESDAY, May 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Physical therapy for people with arthritis of the hip doesn't help relieve pain or improve function more than receiving a sham treatment, a new study by Australian researchers suggests.

    "Receiving physical therapy did not add any greater benefit...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Physical Medicine/rehabilitation:

    FRIDAY, May 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The DEKA Arm System, which reacts like a human arm via electrodes when nearby muscles are contracted, has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

    The device, about the same size and weight as a human arm, allows most people who have ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    FRIDAY, May 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The first artificial arm that can perform complex tasks was approved for sale May 9 in the United States.

    The DEKA Arm System detects electrical signals in the muscles close to where the prosthetic is attached, which are then sent to a computer pr...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Physical Medicine/rehabilitation:

    WEDNESDAY, May 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Drugs normally prescribed to treat erectile dysfunction in adult males may help boys who have a muscle disease called Duchenne muscular dystrophy, according to a new study.

    In the small study including just 10 boys with the disease, researchers ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Rheumatology:

    WEDNESDAY, May 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Having a beer a few times a week might help women avoid painful rheumatoid arthritis, a new study suggests.

    The disease, which affects women more than men, is a form of arthritis linked to immune system dysfunction. According to the Arthritis F...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Fitness:

    TUESDAY, May 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Half of the 21 million Americans who have a disability don't exercise, and that lack of exercise is jeopardizing their health, federal officials reported Tuesday.

    Among these 11 million inactive adults are people who have difficulty walking or clim...Full Article

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    Muscle spasms are very common, and tend to occur when your muscles and your spine are out of sync, for whatever reason. Watch physical therapist Peggy Brill discuss why muscle spasms happen, and how a foam roller can help to relieve spasms.  Read More
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    Foam rolling is a great way for the tissues and muscles to get gentle movement, and it also helps mobilize the back and open up the posture. Watch physical therapist Peggy Brill explain the benefits of foam rolling and the proper way to do it.  Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Physical Medicine/rehabilitation:

    TUESDAY, April 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Four men paralyzed below the waist have regained some movement in their legs after a series of electrodes implanted along their spinal cord reawakened nerves long thought deadened, researchers are reporting.

    Electrical stimulation of the spinal c...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Critical Care Medicine:

    MONDAY, April 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A stay in an intensive care unit can lead to muscle weakness that continues to cause significant physical limitations for up to two years later, according to a new study.

    Researchers from the Johns Hopkins University Sch...Full Article

  • Peggy Brill answered:
    A slipped disc in the back can create a lot of pain; a good natural solution is white willow bark. In this video, physical therapist Peggy Brill explains how white willow bark works to treat pain safely and naturally, and the best way to use it.  Read More
  • Peggy Brill answered:
    Muscle strain is like a paper cut inside the muscle; that tear in the muscle can create a lot of pain. In this video, physical therapist Peggy Brill explains how an ingredient in emu oil works to promote healing and pain relief by reducing swelling. Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Physical Medicine/rehabilitation:

    FRIDAY, April 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Just one exercise education session works as well as expensive, long-term physical therapy in reducing pain in whiplash patients, a new study shows.

    The results, published in the April 4 issue of The Lancet, add to previous findings that lo...Full Article